Many parents have trouble getting their children to adopt healthy oral hygiene habits. Let’s face it, to a kid, brushing and flossing his or her teeth usually seems tedious and unnecessary.
That is why it is up to us to make good oral health decisions. At Glendale dental we are here to help you communicate with your kids about these issues. Let’s learn a little bit more about what we prioritize for our pediatric patients.
1. Brush twice a day
One of the best things that we can do is to get your child to brush his or her teeth every morning and every night. Because plaque is building up all the time, your child has to clean his or her teeth on a regular basis in order to minimize the risk of cavity and gum infections.
2. Learn how to use floss
We will also help you child learn the right way to floss—using an up and down and side-to-side motion. Generally, we recommend that dental patients floss once a day before bed.
3. Develop good relationships with their dentist
The dentist’s office does not need to be a scary place. And, in fact, the earlier that you expose your child to positive dental experiences the more comfortable they will feel in the dentist’s chair for years to come. The American Dental Association recommends that patients come in for professional cleanings twice a year. Skipping these appointments can result in all kinds of dental problems—so let’s do everything we can to encourage your kids to complete regularly scheduled professional cleanings!
If you are having trouble getting your child to care for his or her teeth, please do not hesitate reach out to our Glendale dentists. We will help you child develop good at-home oral hygiene habits, and we’ll provide top-notch preventive and restorative professional care.